Holiday Office Hours 2020

Our offices continue to be accessible by appointment only.  We will be closed at noon on December 24th.  We will be open on December 29th  and 30th with normal business hours, and will close again at noon on the 31st. We will be reopening on January 4, 2021.

During the period from December 24th, 2020 to January 8th, 2021 there will be no access to our offices by visitors. Items can be dropped off at any time during business hours into the drop-box provided. For the St. Thomas office only, from December 24th, 2020 to January 1, 2021, please call during business hours, (519) 633-0700, to arrange with reception for dropping items off as the building will be closed to the public.

If you require any assistance, please call our administrative staff or any firm member at any time.

Seasons Greetings!

Manger Spotlight! Tina Neverly

Photo of Tina Nevrly

Starting out in our Aylmer office in January 2012 and transferring to the St. Thomas branch in July 2017 to become a part of the Tax Group, Tina is on a level all her own. When asked about working with the GSE family she says,


             “The partners at GSE are very kind and compassionate. Everyone cares for their clients, staff, and community.

After spending many years at a national firm, I am very happy with the decision to join GSE and look forward to furthering my career here.”


As one of our management team, Tina provides tax services, compliance services and is part of the team that develops and supports our staff in many unique ways.  We are so lucky to have her here!


Manger Spotlight! Courtney Vachon

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Courtney has been with GSE since March 2016.  In her time with us she worked on many different types of engagements and provided support to many of our clients.

In her own words, working for GSE,

“Has been amazing. I feel proud to be part of the team at GSE and provide our clients with excellent service.”

Courtney has a fierce dedication to her clients and consistently strives for new heights while inspiring the multiple staff members she mentors.

We are so happy to have Courtney as part of the team here at GSE and we look forward to her being part of the team for many years to come!


Congratulations Blake!

Celebrating the success of a hard-working colleague, and watching their progress as they learn and grow, is one of the most rewarding journeys business teams take together.  Today at Graham Scott Enns LLP, the Partners and staff are ecstatic to acknowledge how far Blake Gough has come in his own journey by announcing his immediate promotion to the role of Manager!

Through years of exemplary customer-service, dedication to hard-work, and with his passion for making the firm a better place to be, Blake has shown that he is an integral member of the GSE family and community, and one of our brightest up-and-coming stars.  He has well-earned this new role.

“Blake Gough provides attentive professional service to many of our clients. He works seamlessly across a diverse range of industries including not-for-profit, municipalities, owner-managed smaller business, professional corporations, and personal tax clients.  Within our Firm, Blake is actively involved in organizing staff social events and training junior staff members.  Blake is a most welcome addition to our manager team.  Congratulations Blake!”

Jennifer Buchanan

We wish to congratulate Blake at the start of this exciting new stage of his career, and we encourage everyone to take this opportunity to celebrate Blake’s accomplishments!

To All Those On The Front Line

From all of us at Graham Scott Enns to the Farmers, Nurses and Paramedics, Cleaners and Garbage Collectors, Bank Tellers, Postal Workers, Truckers, Police and Fire Fighters, Doctors, Drug Stores and Grocers, and every single person who gets up everyday to help the rest of us through – Thank You From The Bottom Of Our Hearts!

Thank You

Client Service Delays

To our Valued Clients,

Over the past few weeks we have done our best to communicate with you via e-mail, phone, blog and social media posts regarding announcements from all levels of government and their financial responses to COVID-19.  You have also heard about all the changes we have made here at Graham Scott Enns as we strive to provide you with the highest possible quality of service.

We ask for your understanding as we continue to do our best to serve your accounting, taxation and business needs, and for your patience as our systems are strained and normal processing times are lengthening.  As not all tax filing deadlines were extended, we are prioritizing incoming requests in accordance with those deadlines as they currently stand.  As more economic updates become available, we will continue our efforts to keep everyone informed and to address your concerns as they arise.

On behalf of the entire staff at Graham Scott Enns, we thank you again for your understanding and patience.


Update Regarding St. Thomas And Aylmer Office Access

COVID-19 Update: In response to protecting our valued clients and staff during the COVID-19 situation, we have implemented some on-site precautionary measures to minimize in-person contact and promote social distancing. All in person meetings at the office and upcoming out-of-office engagements have been cancelled.

Drop-box: During office hours, both the Aylmer and St. Thomas locations have implemented a drop-box system whereby incoming deliveries will be quarantined for 3 days.  For larger deliveries that will not fit inside the drop box, please call ahead, or knock on the door and you will be directed accordingly.

Alternate Contact methods: Where possible, please call, e-mail or make arrangements to have a virtual meeting.  Many of our staff and partners are working from home, but have access to e-mail, the portal and voicemail, so please continue to contact them as you normally would using those methods.

Stay Home: We ask that you refrain from coming if you are exhibiting symptoms of the COVID-19 virus (fever, cough, difficulty breathing, chills), have been out of the country within the past 14 days, or have been in contact with anyone in either of these situations.


We appreciate you working with us as we continue to focus on serving your accounting and taxation needs.


The Partners of Graham Scott Enns LLP are pleased to announce Megan’s promotion to Partner effective January 1, 2020.  We are thrilled to offer this promotion from Associate to Partner as Megan’s expertise has proven invaluable to our clients, staff, partners and our continued growth.

Megan serves our clients with integrity and a dynamic approach in the areas of assurance, accounting, business advisory and tax. Megan is a skilled professional and provides sound advice to owner managed businesses, manufacturing companies, not-for-profit organizations and professional practices. She demonstrates exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to exceed expectations through her client centred approach.  Megan has broad technical expertise and is a key contributor to our assurance and training and professional development programs.

“We are thrilled to have Megan join our Partnership team at Graham Scott Enns LLP. Megan continues to provide our clients with exceptional client service and is a leader in promoting a learning culture to meet the career goals of our staff.  We are confident she will continue to serve our clients as their trusted advisor.”

Bill Luyks, CPA, CA                           Michael Stover, CPA, CA

Partner                                                Partner

Megan earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2004.  She became a designated Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant in 2006, joined the firm as a Manager in 2008, and was promoted to an Associate in 2018.

As a leader in our firm, Megan leads us in the areas of promoting a learning culture, training and professional development, recruiting, mentoring, assurance, quality control, and team building.  Megan looks to the big picture, collaboration and each staff member’s goals to positively impact our team.

Megan grew up on a farm near Aylmer and currently resides in Aylmer with her husband Justin and her three children, Andrew, Amelia and Julia.

We extend our sincere congratulations to Megan from the Graham Scott Enns LLP team.


The Partners of Graham Scott Enns LLP are pleased to announce the promotion of Jennifer Buchanan, CPA, CA to Partner as of January 1, 2020. We are thrilled to offer this opportunity to such a deserving and accomplished professional. We look forward to Jen’s perspective and expertise as she contributes to our continued growth.

Jen serves our clients with integrity and a progressive approach in the areas of assurance, accounting and tax. She provides professional advice to individuals, privately owned businesses, non-profit organizations, professional practices and municipal governments. She is a skilled communicator who listens with intensity to exceed expectations in our client-focused culture. Jen is a relationship builder with an ability to assess complex matters and offer client-focused recommendations and solutions. Her broad technical expertise in the area of assurance, accounting and tax will serve our clients well.

“We are thrilled to have Jen join our Partnership group here at Graham Scott Enns LLP. Jen has demonstrated a strong commitment to providing our clients with the best in client service and has played an integral role in the career development of many of our staff members. I’m confident she will continue to be a trusted advisor to many of her clients.”
– Paul Schneider, CPA, CA, Partner – Graham Scott Enns LLP

Jen earned a Bachelor of Commerce, with Honours in Accounting, from the University of Ottawa in 2006. She became a designated Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant in 2010. After nine years in the profession, Jen joined Graham Scott Enns LLP as a Manager in 2015. Since then, she has provided our clients with exceptional service tailored to their individual needs.
Jen is a strategist at heart and provides exceptional leadership to our team. As a leader in our firm, she inspires us by providing training and professional development, building career pathways, recruiting, mentoring and organizational development. We know that, as a partner, she will be able to continue motivating all our staff to provide the best client service.
Jen grew up in Tillsonburg and currently resides in St. Thomas with her husband, Ryan and their daughters, Riley and Erin.
We extend our sincere congratulations to Jen from the whole Graham Scott Enns LLP team.

Firm Culture of GSE

Submitted by Alexandra DeVincenzo, Blake Gough and Lindsay Kay – Senior Staff Accountants

One of the best parts of working at GSE is the firm culture. Everyone is friendly and welcoming. The partners are always interested in hearing from staff, whether it’s a client specific question or chatting about weekend plans.

Everyone works as a team to help each other develop both technical and soft skills. Asking questions is encouraged, especially at the beginning of your career or if you’re working on something new or complex. We are always bouncing ideas off each other to reach the best solution for a problem.

Our firm culture is like a family. The partners care about how staff are doing, both professionally and personally. They encourage everyone to take time for their family and other personal commitments. To help build our family dynamic and office camaraderie, GSE’s social committee organizes a variety of social events and friendly competitions including:

• End of Tax Season Party
• Summer BBQ
• Golf Day (for ALL skill levels, including people who only golf once a year – at this event)
• Christmas Party

Another great thing about GSE is the support for our communities. Throughout the year, we raise money for local charities through our casual Fridays, we collect food and hygiene products for the local food banks in St. Thomas and Aylmer, and at Christmas we team up to sponsor a family in need through Christmas Care. Our firm also supports a wide variety of charitable organizations, including our local hospital, community foundations and conservation authority. We also support various arts programs and organizations that provide services to young people in need. It’s great to work for a firm that values community support.

We look forward to welcoming new team members that share our values of client service and complement our team dynamic at GSE!


5 Reasons to Work at GSE

1. Firm Environment
We place significant value in creating a welcoming atmosphere for our staff and clients. We emphasize a relationship building approach for our clients and reflect those same values internally. Our ‘open-door’ policy is indicative of the culture we’ve built where all partners and staff members are not only accessible but interested in your questions or insights. Throughout the year, our social committee organizes events such as our annual golf tournament and Christmas party, and some friendly competitions like step-count challenges, cook-offs, and baking competitions.

2. Professional Development
GSE takes pride in identifying as a training firm that supports the professional development of each staff member. We want to see you succeed. On a typical day you will interact with approachable colleagues to grow your technical knowledge, and throughout the year you can expect to partake in structured professional development courses. Our team dedicates time and resources to help you achieve your goals. We are proud to offer a place where there is room to grow and develop your career, as many of our long serving staff have done. Several partners can even trace their careers back to co-ops within the firm!

3. Career Support
When you join our firm, you’re joining a network of professional accountants offering their support to your success. As part of our professional development focus, we have implemented a ‘Buddy-Mentor’ program that pairs each staff member with someone in a more senior capacity. This program gives each staff member a go-to resource, and assists in setting, monitoring, and actively supporting professional goals. This includes mentoring our CPA students to a 100% success rate on the CFE/UFE over the past 5 years.

4. Work-Life Balance
Have you heard this phrase before? Our firm has been practicing this long before it became mainstream. GSE places a high value on staff satisfaction and on family. Flexible working hours allow each staff member to balance their workload and personal commitments and staff are encouraged to take the time needed to support their families and communities.

5. Variety of Work Experiences and Learning Opportunities
Our clients come from all walks of life. From local farmers, to small business owners, to large international organizations, you will be exposed to all types of client work. Our audit work is focused in the not-for-profit and municipal sectors. There are opportunities to work alongside our dedicated tax department to develop solutions to complex tax situations for both corporate and individual tax clients. This breadth of clientele keeps our staff engaged and develops their skills as well-rounded professionals.